The Ukraine Football Federation has appointed Paolo Valerie as the centre referee for Nigeria’s match against the country on Tuesday, Concise News reports.
This news medium understands that Valerie became an international referee in January 1, 2011.
Valerie who is 41, an Italian and has dished out 145 cards in his career thus far, will be assisted by compatriots Alessandro Costanzo and Stefano Alassio.
“The main arbiter will be Paolo Valerie. Alessandro Costanzo and Stefano Alassio will help him along the lines,” the Ukraine football body noted in a statement.
“The role of the fourth arbitrator will be performed by Ukrainian Vitaliy Romanov.”
The kick-off time for Ukraine Vs Nigeria match is 7:30pm.
Nigerian Star Scoops Award
Meanwhile, Super Eagles star Victor Osimhen has won the Lille player of the month for August following a sparkling start to his French Ligue 1 career, Concise News reports.
Osimhen joined Lille from Belgian side Sporting Charleroi this summer and has already struck four times in four league matches.
He bagged a brace as Lille recorded a 2-1 win over Nantes on his debut for the club and did the same in Les Dogues 3-0 home win over Saint Etienne a week back.
“And the trophy of the #Playerofthemonth of August sponsored by @boulanger goes to
VICTOR OSIMHEN! Congratulations @ victorosimhen9,” Lille tweeted.
Lille will be home to Angers in their next league match on September 13.